This giant floating path in China might be the closest you’ll ever get to walking on water
China’s already got a terrifying-looking glass walkway along the side of a mountain. How do you go one up from that?
Well, the country’s latest eye-boggling engineering feat/tourist attraction/Instagram opportunity lets you walk on water. Kinda.
Behold a 50km-long walkway that floats in the middle of the Hongshui River in Guizhou Province, in the southwest of China.
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) January 4, 2017
Need some help with picturing just how big it is? We’re talking twice the length of Manhattan. We repeat: Manhattan.
So it probably won’t surprise you that the infrastructure, which opened to the public on New Year’s Day, has broken a Guinness World Record.
— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) January 6, 2017
Oh, and it’s not just us who think the walkway looks worth a visit.
WOW!!!⚡ China opened the world’s longest floating walkwayhttps://t.co/J4zPECTY6W
— Fatimah (@poetessfatimah) January 6, 2017
*Adds to bucket list*😮https://t.co/nIynAXebt5
— Ryan Thomas Woods🌈 (@RyanThomasWoods) January 6, 2017
— Fernando Pontes (@fpontes3m1f) January 4, 2017
Just ICYMI when admiring the aerial footage, the pathway is also supported by some floating objects – alright, that’s an understatement, there’s 222,500 of them – including what appear to be some seriously giant rubber ducks and some seriously fun-looking slides.
(China Xinhau News/Twitter)
We’re easily pleased.